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Since regulatory licensing exists to protect the public, it's always changing, developing, and making headlines. We keep a pulse on the world of licensing, regulation, policy, and government technology.

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U.S. moves to relax licensing rules for school bus drivers: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsJanuary 17, 2022
U.S. moves to relax licensing rules for school bus...

Canada’s Federal Court rules a top Mountie violated her legal obligations, the U.S. government eases licensing restrictions for prospective bus drivers, and more in our Week in Brief.

Labor shortages: how has the pandemic affected the workforce? Regulatory NewsJanuary 14, 2022
Labor shortages: how has the pandemic affected the...

How did pandemic-related labor shortages come about? What new challenges do they present for regulators? We look at these questions and more in this week’s blog post.

States move to ease licensing restrictions for formerly convicted applicants: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsJanuary 10, 2022
States move to ease licensing restrictions for for...

Canadian provinces consider allowing symptomatic healthcare staff return to work, American states move to ease licensing rules for former convicts, and more in this week’s look at regulatory news.

Oregon adds licensure requirements for pharma sales reps: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsJanuary 4, 2022
Oregon adds licensure requirements for pharma sale...

Oregon adds licensure requirements for pharma sales reps, Connecticut temporarily suspends licensing requirements for out-of-state health care workers, Utah nurse gets three-year prison sentence, and more in this week’s glance at regulatory news.

Illinois signs midwife legislation into law: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsDecember 29, 2021
Illinois signs midwife legislation into law: weekl...

Illinois sets licensing standards for midwives, Hawaii pushes to change licensing standards for dentists, the Virgin Islands enact the Nurse Licensure Compact, and more in this week’s glance at regulatory news.

Quebec shuts down government websites over cyber-security threat: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsDecember 20, 2021
Quebec shuts down government websites over cyber-s...

Quebec shuts down nearly 4,000 websites over a newly discovered exploit, Michigan and Wisconsin push to relax licensure requirements, and more in this week’s look at regulatory news.

Year in review: five key ways 2021 affected regulators Regulatory NewsDecember 17, 2021
Year in review: five key ways 2021 affected regula...

Cyberattacks, labor shortages, and licensing reforms dominated headlines throughout 2021, while the COVID-19 pandemic continued to loom over the world at large.

Maine doctor accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation loses license: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsDecember 13, 2021
Maine doctor accused of spreading COVID-19 misinfo...

Maryland real estate appraisers face criticism over alleged appraisal bias, Michigan looks to expand multijurisdictional licensing for healthcare workers, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour works to improve trades compliance, and more in this week’s look at regulatory news.

Top Canadian government office reports major cybersecurity breach: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsDecember 6, 2021
Top Canadian government office reports major cyber...

Canada’s Governor General office experiences a network breach, Massachusetts aims to simplify the licensing process for military veterans, and more in this week’s glance at regulatory news.

West Virginia’s licensing boards have massive surpluses: weekly regulatory news Regulatory NewsNovember 29, 2021
West Virginia's licensing boards have massive surp...

West Virgina’s licensing boards have surpluses, inmate alleges Utah’s prisons violate standards of care and more in this week’s regulatory news.

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